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Feb 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
in power. and he tells president obama, he doesn't understand the risks of pushing mubarak to step down now. in cure the regime continue to target journalists and gun fire continues in the streets. pro democracy dmen straightors stand their ground, promising a big push on what they call farewell friday to prove president mubarak has no choice but to go. here in washington, the administration stands firm and rejects complaints from other arab allies. >> the egyptian people expect a meaningful process that yields concrete changes. >> some on the right stay white house is wrong but republican senator john mccain not only backs president obama's approach, he passionately takes issue with those who say the best course is for america to prop up egypt's dictator. >> i'm not a starry eyed idealist. i know the nature of war and i think i understand these issues. and i understand the criticalness. for us to be on the side of government that are repressive can never help us. >> the front line of egypt's revolution, anderson cooper is live from cairo. on this night we do not have a live image to show o
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Feb 18, 2011 4:00am EST
president obama see it differently. he told a local reporter, quote, some of what i heard coming out of wisconsin where you are making public employees to collective bargain generally seems like an assault on unions and it's very important to understand that public employees they are neighbors and friends. >> when asked, whether he was taking sides? >> he expressed his opinion directly. >> shannon: one official says the dnc has been organizing rallies activatelogy phone backs to lobby lawmakers. the bill exempts local firefighters, police officers and members of the wisconsin state patrol but can it could have a major impact on teachers who have been adding force. >> as much as the economics is important our ability to defend our students' right to fair education is on the line. >> dnc is involved in a similar show down playing out in ohio. they urged them dnc to suspend tactics. this is not the way you begin an adult conversation. >> brett: much more on this on the panel. >>> back here in washington, congress is considering cuts to federal spending. that is prompting howlswls from o
Feb 7, 2011 4:00am EST
on democrats like president obama? joining us, more from james baker, reagan's chief of staff, former reagan speech writer peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea peggy noonan, former mayor willie brown and andrea mitchell. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. we go first live to cairo where nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is joining us again live on the scene in cairo. richard, what is the latest there? >> reporter: there appear to have been major breakthroughs after negotiations today between members of the opposition and the vice president of egypt. according to a government statement that we just received, egypt has made several very significant concessions. one, two end the emergency law that has been in place in this country since 1981 as soon as security on the ground here permits. two, to allow more candidates to run for president, to allow greater freedom of the press , o suspend future meetings of parliament until allegations of corruption and electoral fraud are flushed out, to respect and appreciate the youth movement in th
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Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> president obama defends his budget saying he took a scapel to the spending and not a machete and the president says his administration got egypt just about right but what about iran? live from our studio in washington. this the special report. >> shannon: good evening, i'm shannon bream in for brett baier. the president held a news conference to try to drum of support for just released budget proposal which has been criticized for not a plan dealing with entitlements. carl cameron reports on what republican lawmakers plan to do about the entitlement issue but we begin with white house correspondent mike emanuel on the sales pitch. >> the morning after his $3.7 trillion budget was released he held a news conference to defend it. >> the first step is to make sure we are stabilizing the current situation. >> he has taken a great deal of heat by not offering plans for bloated entitlements and medicare and medicaid. he is not trying to wait out the republicans. >> this is not a matter of you go first or i go first but everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to
Feb 7, 2011 2:00am EST
states' influence at this point. you have been critical of the obama administration for not having a consistent message. what influence is the administration having an events there? >> well, i think the u.s., of course, has close ties to the u.s., but they are not going to determine the events in the streets of egypt. but i think, you know, everybody expects them to stand up for the basic universal values, freedom, democracy, rule oflaw, human rights and the u.s. at the beginning has been behind the curve. i think they caught up in the last few days, but the special representative made the statement yesterday saying president mubarak must stay in power. that came down here like a piece of lead. then it was denied by the white house. you know, it was retracted by the white house. i think what people expect is not that the u.s. will effect change in u.s. but they have to be very clear that they are on the side of the people for freedom and democracy, for egypt to move to what i call the second republic, a move from an authoritarian system into democracy. >> let me show you "the week"
Feb 19, 2011 7:00am EST
to the present sharia law and leadership of the, of the ayatollahs. >> how has president obama done handling the middle eastern sense? >> i think he's done quite well the last three weeks in handling the egyptian situation. at first, he and the secretary of state and the vice president were saying that mubarak was our friend, that we needed to have stability and that someday there might be a change there, and we trusted mubarak to make the changes. that was the first series of statements made by the president and all of his subordinates. but as the teems changed from -- times changed from one week to another, they became more and more supportive of the dissidents who were demonstrating against mubarak and then, finally, the president announced that he wanted to see the changes made to a democracy and freedom now. and that's when mubarak responded very angrily that he wouldn't respond to outside pressure. so i would, i would say that in general that obama has handled egypt very well, about the same way i would have handled it the same way if i were in office. [laughter] i probably would have
Feb 18, 2011 11:00am EST
are criticizing michelle obama for creating what they say is a nanny state. carol costello joins us from washington. carol what is the concern here? what is the complaint? >> well, the concern is with the allegations that michelle obama wants to create a nanny state. it started with michelle obama's little garden at the white house. she invited children to plant vegetables to encourage kids to eat healthy, the start of her childhood anti-obesity campaign, which many people said was a no downside issue. wrong. turns out some conservatives say that planted the seeds of her real goal, to create a nanny state, an allegation that gained steam when she championed breast feeding because some people say breast feeding leads to slimmer adults, and that came around the time that the irs said breast pumps could be a tax deduction. michelle bachman says to think that the government has to buy my breast pump for my babies, i think you just got the definition of the nanny state, and yesterday sarah palin jumped on that band wagon again. >> it's no wonder that michelle obama is saying, you better breas
Feb 8, 2011 7:00pm EST
theories involving collaboration by the two president bushes and president obama or all three in fact in a muslim world order. this weird fight is our gripping top story tonight. next, donald rumsfeld, former defense secretary has been promoting a book in which he says, contrary to the facts, it was president bush who first pushed fighting the war in iraq after 9/11 when it was, yes, mr. rumsfeld yourself, sir. plus you want to know what's behind the sudden pressure to get jeb bush to run for president? hopelessness, less to do with bush himself than the republican field of next turners out there and second raters who pose a weak challenge to president obama next year. also, who would have thought the challenge to the health care bill would come from senate democrats? tonight the four moderates out there and some who may have more to say about killing, the key individual mandate in the bill than all the republicans put together. let me finish tonight with that big announcement in philly today that the country is going to actually build, really build, a fast national train system. let'
Feb 14, 2011 12:00am EST
obama, just made a big trip there last fall on bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new and substantively new relationship with india, and really after the enormous disappointments of a long term u.s. strategic partnership with pakistan, this is not a new recommendation. we had a partnership with pakistan, but it failed in some respects. i definitely want to get back to that, and then, of course, your third area you look at which is iran, iraq, the destablization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and your recommendation that ultimately we're going to have to find a mixing in china moment here where no matter how it seems, we come to some kind of different accommodation where even perhaps a new alliance with iran, so let's take those three with israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of israel. that's not an issue. if iran were to develop nuclear weapons which the israelis say is 35 years out, that's a different issue. in 1973-74, it was. at that time we gave $3 billion in aide which was 25% of gdp, which today is 1.5% of gdp. the relation
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Feb 16, 2011 4:00am EST
?lv >> shannon: before the battle over president obama's budget begins in earnest there is something else to take care of. a chief correspondent reports on paying the bills right now. >> reporter: there is something far more pressing for the budget next fiscal year that begins in october. it's the lack of a budget for year and republicans want to cut now and not later. >> we are not waiting for the next year. we are doing it now. we'll be on the floor cutting more than a hundred billion dollars. >> reporter: the government and agencies are operating on what they are calling a continuing resolution that authorizes them to spend at current levels. five months in the budget year they can't take back money already being spent making the cuts difficult. the cuts are sweeping and painful. >> when we do our budget analysis, it should be done with a scapel, like a surgeon would approach it, not with meat axe. >> that spending educates our children, promotes our health and commerce and building the economy. >> democrats raled argued they are job killers but differ on the numbers. >> we estimate it will cu
Feb 4, 2011 2:00pm PST
living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think about who we are as a nation and what we do. most of us are imm
Feb 15, 2011 4:00pm EST
house put out its budget for 2012, president obama trying to prove the best defense is a good offense. the president holding a news conference to defend his $3.7 trillion plan in the wake of very bad first day reviews. >> we owe the american people a government that lives within its means while still investing in our future in areas like education, innovation and infrastructure that will help us attract new jobs and businesses to our shores. >> republicans with a very different read of his proposal. >> the republicans will not punt. everything is on the table. and we will put forward a budget that deals with the big challenges that face our country. >> the gop accusing the president of putting, punting on the biggest drivers of spending. entitle meths like social security, medicare and medicaid. listen how speaker boehner responded. >> i'll let the budget committee do their work but i have no doubts that all of these issues will be on the table. >> was that speaker boehner punting or is that just a handoff? the truth is that neither side has yet put out a plan that tracks our long run
Feb 25, 2011 8:30pm EST
. >> the obama administration decides not to defend the defense of marriage act. >> the president's position has been consistent. he has opposed it as unnecessary and unfair. >> meet the next mayor of chicago. >> thank you, chicago, for this humbling victory. all i can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. captioned by the national captioning institute >> a couple of thoughts as we begin in today's discussion. number one, elections have consequences, and two, it is no longer your father's labor movement. last fall, elections but republicans and eight governor's offices and majorities in statehouses across the midwest. union members are feeling the consequences of those elections. in wisconsin, gov. scott walker has come up with a plan that would strip collective bargaining rights for most public workers. here is a tea party member. >> personally, i don't believe in unions. they will be the death of this country, and i am tired of paying their benefits. >> imagine what the country would be like without any unions. corporate america would rule this country. the work
Feb 4, 2011 7:00am EST
of corruption, corruption, corruption. these countries love the united states and sent to obama election attitude have been changed. they love president obama and they wish they had a president like obama. now it is time for the u.s. to get rid of all of the governments of the middle east and u.s. set up in the democracy and all of these countries. people of the middle east are tired of islam and have no problem with the state of israel. the u.s. has all the resources to do so. we have plenty educated people in these countries working and living in these countries. we love the u.s. for what it stands for. u.s. can use these people to set up a fair and democratic -- democratic government. host: we need you to wrap up. caller: the only thing i am trying to tell you, the american people should realize the people in this part of the world are tired. i go back and forth and whenever i go -- because of corruption, retaliation, everything. host: steve, what got to let you go. his main message -- the people in that region of the world are tired. the next phone call is from alexandria, virginia.
Feb 12, 2011 10:00pm EST
prospect of a potentially invigorated alliance with president obama just made the big trick last fall and this falls on bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new substantively different kind of relationship with india and really after the enormous disappointment of the long term partnership we have a partnership with pakistan it seems to have failed in some respects. but i definitely want to get back to that and of course your fear. but you look at is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and your recommendation that ultimately we are going to have to find the nixon and china moment where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we come to some different kind of accommodation or even a new alliance with iran. so let's take those three. israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of israel. it is something that's not an issue. if you're on what to build a nuclear weapon, which the israelis say is now three to five years out, that's another issue. but the current circumstances is not the survival of israel. in 197374 their it
Feb 13, 2011 9:00pm EST
of a potentially invigorated new alliance with of course president obama just made a trip there last fall. this falls on actually bush's foreign policy emphasis on building a new and substantively different kind of relationship with india and really after the enormous disappointment of a long-term u.s. strategic partnership with pakistan this isn't a new recommendation. we had a partnership with pakistan that seems to have failed in some respects. i definitely want to get back and then your third area that you look at which is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq and the recommendation you have to find a mixing in china moment where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we come to some different a combination or perhaps new kind of alliance with iran. israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survivalist is real tough -- israel. the weapons that israel say rf3 to five years out, that's another issue but under the current circumstance, the issue is not the survival of israel. in 1973, 74, it was the relationship itself, the foundation is i
Feb 20, 2011 12:00pm EST
of a potentially invigorated new alignment with india. of course, president obama just made a trip there last fall. this falsehood actually bush's foreign policy's foreign policy emphasis on building a new substantively different kind of relationship with india. and really, after the appointment of a long-term you a strategic partnership with pakistan, this is not a new recommendation. we've had a partnership with pakistan. it seems to fail in some key respects, so i want to get back to that. and then, of course, your third area that you look at which is iran, iraq, the destabilization caused by the u.s. invasion of iraq, and your recommendation that ultimately we will have to find a sort of nixon and china moment here where no matter how unpalatable it may seem we have come to some kind of different kind of accommodation, or even perhaps a new kind of alliance with iran. so let's hit israel and palestine first. >> guest: we are committed to the survival of the region. the survival of is she real is not an issue. if iran were to develop nuclear weapons, which israelis now say is 35 years out, that
Feb 7, 2011 11:00am EST
into the lion's den. coming up this hour, president obama meets with the u.s. chamber of commerce. a group that's fought about just about every turn from health care to a financial regular laces. bought both sides hope this meeting will go a long way to smooth things over and lead to a new spirit of cooperation on job creation. so we're watching that. >>> meantime, ford motor company has announced it will increase factory production 13% in the first quarter because of high irdemand for ford and lincoln cars. the automaker says sales rose 27% in january. that increase could mean additional jobs as the company decides to add a third shift to their factory. and the cheeseheads are celebrating in green bay. the survived packers surviving the steelers comeback attempts to hold on for a victory in super bowl xlv. quarterback of the packers aaron rodgers threw for three touchdowns and 304 yards to earn mvp honors. after the game, he talked about playing in brett favre's shadow. >> i've never felt like there's been a monkey on my back. you know, the organization stood behind me, believed in me and that
Feb 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
in the town hall meeting set to face than the obama admin is patient first unveiled its health healte plan to the american people, an awakening that continued with development of the tea party movements and an awakening that became real even do some skeptics in washington but a lot of the folks who pooh-poohed the new awakening monster jobs in november. [applause] remember when it all started and nancy pelosi -- you remember she used to be beaker of the house. [laughter] nanci polybius says this is a crest tops movement and initiated. i sat at a time when a member of congress and i worked to put together after. we all have to get to turn a town hall meetings. and if we ever get five or six or seven to go, that was considered a great success. no member of congress regardless of his ideology, regardless of his party, regardless of his willingness to stand with the president who went to his home district and phase 2000, 1500 or 2000 constituencies -- constituents are upset with the direction the country was taken could really sit back and see me at the company you are right about that. so as
Feb 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
of negotiations aimed at ending the uprising. >> brown: then we look at president obama's outreach to corporate america in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> but i want to be clear. even as we make america the best place on earth to do business, businesses also have a responsibility to america. >> ifill: judy woodruff talks to actress and playwright anna deveare smith about her one- woman play on facing the end of life. >> i say that it is about the vulnerability of the human body, the resilience of the spirit, the price of care. >> brown: and we examine aol's big buy of the web site the huffington post, with arianna huffington and aol chief tim armstrong. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial prof
Feb 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
will lead to a surge in violence. >> president obama stressed that america is and will be there for both egypt and its people. >> we want all egyptians to know that america will do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in egypt. >> and the egyptians here and america were paying close attention. we spoke with some living in our area and we are joined from the newsroom with their reactions. >> immediately after the announcement was made, there was a lot of emotion. you could sense out angry everyone was. now they are worried for the future. >> this is a popular cross- section of the egyptian the community. instead of the usual exchange of pleasantries, they comfort each other. >> this is crazy. >> -- was watching in disbelief as media reported the recent developments. he is frustrated to hear that the president will transfer power to the vice president and not step down. >> i am worried. i am very worried about egypt. everyone is happy if he leaves. everyone was worried. >> president mubarak refuses to step down until this term is finished. he has made
Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
negotiating over and finding a solution to. >> unions spent in support of president obama and democratic candidates and to designate. -- in 2008. on the flip side of that, we have the koch brothers in wisconsin who contributed to gov. walker's campaign and our contribute into americans for prosperity, organizing demonstrations in support of the governor. >> unions do have influence. corporate america has even more and even more money, if you look at what they have spent in the st election. they will keep spending it now, will outspend unions, i don't know -- >> is this the beginning of the end for unions? >> here's the rub. yes, this is ground zero for unions. the median hourly wage for the american male fell by 2%. all the concentration was at the top 1%, 56% of all the economic growth in the top 1%. the bottom 90% got 16%. that is why the tension exists right now. people in wisconsin have had their own lives decimated and threaten and have bought into the specious argument that the enemy isis not the economic sysm rigged against them. >> here is what the democrats have to do. they have
Feb 26, 2011 8:00pm EST
to clinton to george w. bush to barack obama, americans have been told they were at war because al qaeda and its allies are motivated by hatred for liberty, way of life and space institutions. this is a palpable and lethal why. we are being attacked because of the half century relentless innovation and the muslim world. it is in the can of the defense pact 50 years of intervention that we find the main motivation of america's islamist enemies as well as the principal organizational glue that provides the modicum of unity to the movements always fragile cohesion. the islamist motivation is to be found in the perception of u.s. foreign policy as an attack on the islamic religion and its followers. this is a view that is held not only by those carrying the ak-47s, but its extensive polling by reliable western pollsters as reliable by nearly 80% of all muslims worldwide, young and old, moderate and militant, men and women. nell minnow american must accept the islamist indictment of the entire muslim intent of the foreign policy. but to defeat the economic ruin and the widespread domestic vio
Feb 6, 2011 11:00am EST
president obama had an interesting question when he came into office, how to define the war, the war until. i think the liberal side of the democratic party would have likened him to redefine. i think that would be naÏve on multiple levels for store. al qaeda has been a war with us since 1998 when they blew up our embassies in africa. they declared war on us. big guns warlike things for us to kind of weekend it is a war. i think would be wrong. on the other hand, acting president george w. bush, he also overestimate the problem. al qaeda is a service problem that it's not more so. i don't think we have the language to explain it exactly because it is a form of warfare but the newest form of warfare in terms of american historical terms is perhaps the war of the pars in the late 18th century. which was a war but it wasn't an interstate war. and it wasn't, you know, going to destroy the republic. >> host: one of the difficulties of naming it, we weren't afraid to say indian wars were as since 9/11 we've essentially been afraid to say islamist wars because of the war on islam in because that
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Feb 24, 2011 5:00pm EST
ruesesert, a journalist questioning obama when he was candidate obama and asked about his relationship with the then reverend wright. >> the title of your book "audacity of hope" you announced you got a sermon of reverend jeremiah wright, head of trinity united church and said nick fairley epitomizes epitomizes -- he said farrakkahn went to libya. and when your political opponents found out about that, your jewish support would dry up quicker than a snowball in hell. what do you do to assure jewish americans whether it's farrakkan support or activities of the reverend jeremiah wright, your pastor, you are consistent with issues regarding israel, not in any way suggesting that farrakkan epitomizes greatness? >> i have some of the strongest support from my hometown of chicago and the presidential campaign >> glenn: he has a lot of jewish support. let me say something. i never understood standing next to this guy. standing next to this guy and i go hmm, that is a problem. if you're barack obama and you are standing next to this guy, you don't question it, that's ridiculous. then if this g
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Feb 25, 2011 2:00am EST
of states. obama is doing this. imagine if president palin did it. >> that is your last call. we'll see you again tomorrow for a special on the record tea party politics a look at the tea poorty and it's predicted impact on 2012 elections. good night. go to greta wire. ililililililil. >> glenn: just when everyone told you it was ridiculous to think the unrest would spread to places like saudi arabia, where if it goes unstable in saudi arabia, it's $220 a barrel per barrel of oil. yeah. remember, ridiculous, right? guess what? it's spreading now to saudi arabia. >> the big one is march 11. there is a facebook call in saudi arabia. for a day of rage, all over saudi arabia on march 11. now the saudis have really good intelligence, they are tough. they are ruthless and they're effective. there isn't a lot of antigovernment activity in saudi arabia. if, however, for example in the eastern provinces, which are shiite, you get major eruptions on march 11, all hell is breaking loose. >> glenn: but don't worry, none of this is ever going to happen. don't, don't pay attention to the 40,000 protesters
Feb 7, 2011 11:00am EST
this hour, president obama reaches out to the nation's business leaders with a speech at the u.s. chamber of commerce. now, they are some of the most influential players in washington, and they're going to be there. carol costello is here with more. this is a group that raised a lot of money for the republicans, helped them win the house majority here and he's sitting down and speaking before them. obviously, he's trying to mend fences here. >> yes, the president is about to speak before the u.s. chamber of commerce, a powerful pro business lobby. it's kind of a kiss and makeup kind of thing. president obama called ceo types fat cats and accused the chamber of funneling money from overseas to support republican candidates. today to the chagrin of union types, president obama seems to be embracing big business. the president's new chief of staff is former j.p. morgan chase guy, and the chairman of the council on jobs is jeff. iimldt. he will tell them it's their members's responsibility to hire workers and pay decent wages, although that is not happening yet. the unemployment rate is 9%, a
Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
of the house, he's singing a little different tune. >> over the last two years since president obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. >> if some of the jobs are lost, so be it? from the guy who ran the campaign on where are the jobs? of course he's wrong on the numbers. and the number of jobs created, the net increase was 58,000, if since obama has come in. so boehner was only off by about 142,000. you know why he was off by that? because he picked the number out of his back pocket. they just make it up! it's amazing. the office of management and budget found that, in fact, in 2010, there were 8.4 federal employees for every 1,000 americans. under bush, there were 9.1 federal workers per 1,000 citizens. do you know what that means? that means that president bush had more federal employees per capita. in fact, under president obama, we're seeing the lowest level of federal employees per capita since before 1962. so less federal employees per capita, and they call him a socialist anyway. oh, he's ad
Feb 20, 2011 9:30pm EST
&a", former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. tomorrow on "washington journal" several guests discussed obama's 2012 budget requests. there is a targeted program for spending cuts with coling, national fuel fund's executive director. pete outline hidden taxes that he believes are hidden in the budget. then, a discussion on how taxes are hidden in the budget with james thurber. >> i asked you to come here this evening so we could immediately hear a person and report from the secretary of state regarding the negotiations going on in europe. >> you can look at this as a historical curiosity. this is a forerunner of today's managed news. >> find out something you did not know about the 43 men that served as president. they are all free online. watch what you want when you want. up next, highlights from question period in the canadian house of commons. they question the prime minister on the questions of the day. cabinet ministers took questions on canada's border security and a task on the canadians travelling to the united states by air and sea. there are questions about whether the canadian gov
Feb 24, 2011 1:00pm EST
, policy priorities, have been completely upset by this development. the obama administration came into office two years ago planning to work on israeli- palestinian peace, planning to engage with iran to try to prevent the emergence of iran as a nuclear power and frankly, it had no interest in what it saw as the failed freedom agenda of george bush. what we now see is that these demands for change in the region for democratic governments in the region have forced a's selves onto obama a agenda. he has chosen wisely to get on the right side of this and to be in favor of the spread of democracy and human rights in the region. i think the administration is playing catch up. they are trying very much to show they were on top of these issues all along and were in favor of these things all along, but to be honest, there was not much attention and much priority given to these issues to what was happening inside arab countries and change that might be coming from inside arab countries. there was not much attention given to that at all. over the last couple of years. the two other issues t
Feb 27, 2011 1:00pm EST
choice. i think mrs. obama being out there encouraging people in a positive way to eat well and to exercise and be healthy, i don't have a problem with that. >> what michelle obama is proposing is not that the government tells you can't eat dessert. michelle obama is proposed is we recognize that we have a serious obesity crisis which we do. >> that's today's sound of sunday. thank you for watching "state of the union." >>> this is gps the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. why it just may be the beginning, i'll give you my take. why it may be just the beginning. let me tell you who is on the program. first up, who benefits from democracy in the middle east, iran or the united states? and did the obama administration drop the ball on libya? our guest is paul wolfowitz, who has worked in senior posts for ronald reagan and bush one and the controversial deputy secretary of defense for george w. bush. in all of those positions an outspoken advocate for democracy around the world and especially the middle ea
Feb 22, 2011 8:00am EST
to the obama administration's foreign policy. we also know that now as of late january you are the most-traveled secretary of state. out of that we also know that you have traveled to asia eight times in two years. that is more than most secretaries of state. your articulation of smart power as the basis of foreign policy has meant that nontraditional issues such as women's rights, educational exchanges and true public/private partnerships for tackling major global issues have received higher attention than ever before. it's not surprising that in many parts of the world you're treated like a rock star. most importantly, you have used all the implements in your tool kit to create a dynamic and effective foreign policy for our nation. we've assembled a special group of our patrons and friends of richard. we also have a large group of people from all over the world joining us virtually, and i should add that in addition to our san francisco center, we also have colleagues in houston and hong kong listening to this along with all of you with who are on our live webcast. at the asia society
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